THE Shadow Minister for Business and Industrial Strategy will join Hexham Labour Party for a campaign day.

Hexham constiuency Labour Party (CLP) will host Labour MP for Sefton Central Bill Esterson on March 4.

It comes after the group launched its General Election campaign in January.

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Hexham has an electorate of just over 60,000 potential voters and has been Tory since 1951; the current MP is Conservative Guy Opperman.

In 2019, when the last General Election was held, 75.3 per cent of the electorate turned out to vote. Labour had been predicted to take the lead but Mr Opperman held 54.5 per cent of the vote.

John Hanley, Hexham CLP chair, said: “We are calling this Super Saturday Campaign Day.

"We are aiming to knock on all the doors in Hexham East ward to chat to residents about our campaign to get a Labour MP elected in Hexham Constituency.

"There is a growing mood for change in the country and we want Hexham to be part of that."

Mr Esterson, who is due to visit Egger, added: “I am looking forward to meeting the voters in Hexham to hear about their current concerns.

"The next Labour government will clear up the mess left by the Conservatives. Constituencies like Hexham deserve better."

Under proposals by the Boundary Commission for England (BCE), Callerton and Throckley, as well as parts of Ponteland and Longhorsley, could become part of the consistency to level the number of voters.